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Storm Restoration Help After Recent Tornado Activity in Bartow County

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bartow County Storm and Flood Restoration & Mitigation SERVPRO of Bartow County is here to help home and business owners recover after storm & flood damage. We're here to help 24-hours a day!

With the recent tornadoes that came through the Bartow County area, SERVPRO of Bartow County wanted to let Cartersville, Euharlee, Kingston and Adairsville home and business owners know that we’re here to help! These recent storms caused flooding, severe hail damage, and downed trees damaging power lines throughout Northwest Georgia, causing water and storm damage to many structures. Homes and businesses located off of portions of Grassdale Road in Cartersville, GA experienced severe storm damage. The storm was a result of remnants of a much more severe system of EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes that caused major destruction in Alabama. Thoughts and prayers from our SERVPRO family go out to those affected by the recent storms.

SERVPRO of Bartow County offers 24-hour emergency storm cleanup and mitigation services. That means no matter what time of day or night you experience a storm or flood event, SERVPRO of Bartow County is ready to respond at a moment's notice. We will extract standing water, remove water damaged materials, and start the drying process as soon as we step foot onsite. Our storm restoration specialist are certified by the IICRC and SERVPRO of Bartow County is a Certified IICRC Firm, so you know you are in good hands when you make that call to SERVPRO of Bartow County

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives…

What To Do After Flooding

  • Mop or blot to remove excess water from floors, counters, and other surfaces.
  • Remove tabletop items like lamps or magazines from wood furniture, then wipe excess water from furniture or other surfaces. 
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery and cushions to facilitate air flow and drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting to prevent staining, color bleeding, or other unnecessary additional damage.
  • During warm dry weather or in the Summertime, turn air conditioning on for maximum drying and air circulation.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting to prevent color bleeding and to help dry both the rug and the carpeting.
  • Remove art objects like paintings, sculptures or other works of art to a safe and dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors to help prevent additional damage to carpets, hardwoods or laminate floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods. Garments and fabrics can develop mold and musty odors if allowed to dry in place without proper treatment.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. Paper or cardboard based materials can transfer color into rugs, carpeting, hardwoods, and even vinyl flooring (light colored flooring materials are particularly susceptible to color bleeding).
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water. Most household vacuums are not intended to come in contact with water much less extract even small amounts of water. Using a household vacuum to suck up water will most likely damage the vacuum and could result in electrocution. 
  • Don't use television or other household appliances. Moisture and electronics typically do not mix. Do not use any household electrical devices that are affected by water damage or plugged into walls in water damage areas.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. Sagging ceilings make for a very real fall hazard and should be treated seriously. 

Safety should be your primary focus when you experience storm or flood damage (or any type of water damage related event). Ask yourself, “Is it safe in the house?” Some of the most common and prevalent safety hazards related to water damage are electrical and “slip-and-fall” hazards. Wet materials like carpet and sheetrock can be very heavy, so be careful when cleaning in affected areas or moving water damaged materials. Only perform cleanup activities you feel safe performing. Storm and water damage is typically best left to the certified and insured restoration professionals like SERVPRO of Bartow County.  
*If you’re home or business was affected by the recent storms call SERVPRO of Bartow County at (770) 387-7455 or click here and one of our loss coordinators will contact you.

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